International

Int’l groups express concern on Philippine rights situation to SC, DOJ

In a collective letter sent today to Philippine Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and to Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, more than a hundred organizations and individuals expressed their “profound and urgent concern on the recent extrajudicial killings, judicial harassment, arbitrary arrests and detention and threats through red-tagging against human rights defenders, including Karapatan human rights workers, human rights lawyers, trade unionists and public sector unions, and organizers of community pantries in the Philippines.”

Canadian House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights statement regarding the situation of human rights defenders

Ottawa, May 19, 2021 - On 4 May 2021, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights (the Subcommittee) heard harrowing testimony from witnesses who described the crumbling state of human rights in the Philippines.

Rights groups: UN accountability mechanism needed to end cycle of violence and impunity in PH

This is a joint oral statement delivered by Cecile Gaa on behalf of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), Amnesty International, the International Commission of Jurists, Civicus World Alliance for Citizen the Participation, World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), Human Rights Watch, the Philippines Alliance of Human Rights Advocates, and the International Federation for Human Rights before the 46th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 22 for Item 10 on the General Debate on technical cooperation and capacit

Joint statement of NGOs at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council


General Debate on Item 10: Technical Assistance and Capacity Building
45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council
Joint Statement Delivered by the World Organisation Against Torture

 

Joint statement by CIVICUS and Karapatan at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council


Interactive Dialogue on Item 5: Report of the Secretary General 
45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council 
Oral Intervention by CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation 
Delivered by Roneo S. Clamor

 

Joint statement by APWLD and Karapatan at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council


Interactive Dialogue on Item 5: Report of the Secretary General
45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council
Oral Intervention by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development
Delivered by Cristina Palabay

 

More than 700 rights groups, advocates call on UNHRC to stop the killings, investigate worsening rights situation in PH

As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) opened its 45th session today, September 14, 2020, various Philippine and international human rights groups and advocates called on the UNHRC to “exercise its mandate and urgently create an independent and impartial investigative mechanism on the rampant extrajudicial killings and human rights violations” in today’s Global Day of Action following the spate of killings of several activists and human rights defenders over the past months.

Stop the killings! UN Human Rights Council, investigate the human rights situation in the Philippines!

During the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UN HRC) in June 2020, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet reported the widespread and systematic human rights violations in the Philippines. The High Commissioner found that domestic mechanisms have failed to ensure accountability, and that there is persistent impunity for human rights violations.

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